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of money and hay straight ahead. ♪ . melissa: so the pentagon get as green light to send valuable defense funds on things like efforts to make biofuels. the military is focused on alternative energy sources faced constant debate in congress this year and i think rightly some republican senator james inhofe is a member of the armed services committee. senator, welcome back to t show. when i go through these stats it is really staggering. you look at the air force whic paid $59 a gallon for 11,000 gallons of alternative fuel. the navy spent $12 mlion on biofuels at a rate of $26 a gallon. at a time we're talking about raising taxes and the fiscal cliff and what financial problems we're in this country, i read these numbers i want to tear my heart out. how do you feel? >> melissa, it is wse than that. in '09 he had the navy pay $424 a gallon for 20,000 gallons. that is fuel on the market you could buy for $3 a gallon. $424 a gallon. in mind, this president s had a war on our defense system. he disarmed america. he has done away with our brigade combat teams, our ships, our f-22s, c-17s, futu
cuts and tax increases but spending cuts particularly in defense. they don't want that. >> explain why what they agree on -- namely that the middle class, 98% of all taxpayers, that their taxes will stay the same, they will not go up. if everyone agrees at least on that, the president says, go ahead and pass that. why not just eliminate the 98% who won't have any changes, those making under $250,000? why not allow that to go forward? why are the republicans resisting on that. >> it could wind up there, wolf. but if the republicans lose that, they believe they kind of lose the leverage that they have. if they sort of give on that, then where's their leverage with the white house? so i think that in the end, wolf, if i had to bet -- and i don't like to bet on these things because they always disappoint -- but i would have to say that the one thing they are all likely to do at some point is to make sure the taxes do not go up on the middle class. but in order to do that, republicans want to get some concessions for that. it seems very easy to do that. democrats have done it in the past. a
the future of gay marriage throughout the entire united states. at issue is the federal government defense of marriage act that defines marriage as only the union between a man and woman and california's proposition 8 which banned gay marriage was overturned by an appeals court. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns has been following both cases for us. joe, explain the impact of today's decision. >> well, it is big impact. as you know, this is one of those cases that people talk about over the water cooler. let's start with proposition 8. very simple, wolf, it is the california ballot initiative passed in 2008 by the people of the state of california that established marriage as between a man and a woman. it overturned a court case that said same sex couples have the right to marry. windsor is the other case you were talking about, it is an attack on defense of marriage act which was passed in 1996 by the congress, signed by the president. it's called windsor against the united states. it is about a woman named edith windsor who had a long time relationship with her partner, and
was there to bring memd help to people in afghanistan. and defense secretary pennetta about the rescue, saying the team put the safety of another american ahead of their own. muhammad legal la on the story in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. a joint american andfghan special forces raid to rescue this man. dilip joseph, an american doctor working for a colorado-based charity, morningstar development. >> this is a team that has lots of training on hostage rescues. but until you actually do it, you never know whayou are going to find. >> reporter: here's how it all went down. on wednesday, joseph and two afghan colleagues were returning from a medical clinic in a remote province when they were kidnapped at a check point along a highway by armed militants. they were then driven to a mountainous region, close to the pakistan border. the afghan captives were eventually released but joseph wasn't. spending three terrifying days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mi
at the defense department. actually a republican, chuck hagel. former senator from nebraska. >> it's possible, but this is a real game of musical chairs right now. the president has to fill at least three big jobs, secretary of state, hillary clinton, defense and cia. and if the president does not choose susan rice that means john kerry goes to state and hagel goes to defense. if he chooses kerry for state then you could end up having hagel go to cia. we just don't know right now. but all of those names are in play as we talk. >> this wouldn't be his first republican secretary of defense as well. bob gates. all right, george. very interesting. >> thanks, george. >>> and don't miss george's interview with treasury secretary geithner. later this morning on "this week." >>> now to the all-out search for a cancer patient in arizona, take a look at this surveillance video, it shows a young girl being taken out of the hospital by her parents. her doctors say that the girl could die if she's not found immediately. >> reporter: this morning, phoenix police still on the lookout for an 11-year-old canc
in self defense. >>> republicans took the bait. they delivered a counter proposal to president obama's plan to avert the fiscal cliff. guess what, the white house rejected it, calling the gop proposal unbalanced and not serious. translation? no tax hikes on the wealthy so democrats said forget about it. we thought you should take a look. it totals $2.2 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years. the part that stood out to us was $600 billion in proposed savings in medicare reforms. how? in part by raising the age of eligibility to 65 to maybe 67. turning down the gop proposal, dan pfieffer said, quote, it provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which medicare savings they would achieve." let's head now to the white house and dan lothian. the white house will not offer a counter proposal, right? what's going on here? >> reporter: well, you know, i think the white house is digging in. the president said early on in this process that he would only sit down and really move forward, negotiate on this in any meaningful way if the t
in the unverified amateur video unloadss something. likely a defensive flare. but the moment epitomizes the threat of nuclear weapons that the syrian people now live. rebel forces are now taking the fight directly to the assad regime inside the capital damascus with a deadly explosion near the arab red crescent building and pitch battles for key airfields outside the city. >> it is clear regime forces are being grounded down and they are losing. >> president bashar assad already killed estimated 40,000 people. president obama top aids will fear the fighting take on gruesome character. >> we remained very concerned. very concerned. as the opposition advances on damascus. that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> indeed, the senior officials confirm that syrian technicians mixed unknown quantity of the nerve agent seron and loaded on what officials believe are breakable canisters, aerosol form to be dropped from above. in dublin, secretary of state clinton met twice with the russian foreign minister. the russian dumah leader close to vladimir putin told interfax, "we h
of across the board tax increases for everyone, coupled with cuts in spending like defense, education, health care, and housing assistance. let's go live to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin with the very latest. jessica? >> reporter: president obama has now personally turned down speaker boehner's opening offer to avert the fiscal cliff. he did it in a tv interview. what does president obama think of speaker boehner's proposal to avert the fiscal cliff? >> unfortunately, the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about $800 billion worth of revenues but says he's going to do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it doesn't work. >> reporter: he won't agree to eliminate a tax deduction for contributions to charity. >> every hospital and university and nonfor profit agency across the country would find themselves on the verge of collapse. so that's not a realistic option. >> reporter: but the president didn't say all this to speaker boehner. he said it in an interview on bloomberg tv. the last time the two men spoke was almost a wee
that is are aware, are very quick to point out that at this point they have absolutely no defense whatsoever against that type of weaponry. ever since this conflict began, the civilian population has been incapable of protecting itself against bullets and bombs. there most certainly is no defense whatsoever should the regime decide to deploy chemical weapons. >> are they afraid of that possibility? do they talk about that, the possibility of their own government turning on them like that and unleashing these type of weapons? >> they most certainly do, suzanne. especially obviously the conversation amongst those that are aware of it. they do feel that this is a regime that has absolutely no mercy whatsoever, and the greater the tranglehold on regime forces grows, the greater the likelihood that the assad government could, in fact, choose to take this kind of drastic measure against its own population. people have no doubt in their minds about the lengths to which this government -- the assad government will go to stay in power. one rebel commander, we were speaking to yesterday, was saying if you loo
, charged with manslaughter while intoxicated. 24-year-old josh brent, a defensive lineman, was speeding down a service road in irving, texas, when his vehicle hit a curb, flipped over, killing the passenger, 25-year-old linebacker jerry brown. >> when the officers arrived on the scene, mr. brent was dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: this comes one week after kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher killed his girlfriend, kasandra perkins, before turning the gun on himself at the team's practice facility. >> you were visiting somebody at these apartments? >> this newly-released video taken hours before the vicious murder shows police responding to a 911 call about a suspicious man sleeping in his car for more than two hours. >> do you live here? you need to go upstairs, dude. we're trying to cut you a break. >> reporter: according to reports, belcher was out with another woman that night before falling asleep in his bentley. five hours later, police receive another call about belcher. this time with a gun. this video shows an officer carefully appro
problem. you know, clinton took that approach in 1993. he cut defense way back. i think the president could do a little bit more to attract some people over to his side if he did that. but i'm just struck by the fact that we've got this completely outside game. >> right. >> there's not a lot going on on the inside in terms of real negotiation. but we'll get there. >> and steve, this is a point we brought up last hour. you know, everybody is debating over raising top rates for people making $250,000 or more. you look -- tom's talking about $88 trillion. you look at the small percentage, these tax increases as part of the bigger problem, and you realize that we're not even having a serious discussion right now. we're obsessed on something that's not going to save us. >> well, that's true. first, with respect to what david said, i think partly why they're playing an outside game is because they've been criticized in the past of playing too much of an inside game. the president's criticized himself for not taking his message outside, telling his story. secondly, i do think the president h
the defense of marriage act is constitutional, they are also going to decide whether proposition 8 in california, that case, whether the ban on same sex marriage there is unconstitutional. and that could affect all 50 states. so there is at least the potential that by the end of june, all 50 states will be ordered to have same sex marriage. there is a long way between here and there, but that is now a possibility. >> what is so interesting about this, this is not just about the marriage issue, so much as it is an equal protection issue because so many people have been denied benefits under federal law. >> that's the defense of marriage act case. what the defense of marriage act case, what the law says, passed in 1996, signed into law by president clinton, that law says that the federal government will not recognize same sex marriages, even in the states where it's legal. so if you are a married couple, same sex couple in massachusetts, you can't file a joint tax return, can't inherit tax free the way heterosexual married couples can. the obama administration says, agrees that law i
and remains in jail. he claims he pulled his gun and opened fire out of self-defense. >>> up to speed on the day's other headlines. protests in cairo over the young democracy's in constitution. supporters of president mohamed morsi packed the streets near cairo university as morsi sets a date for a vote on the new constitution. morsi's critics say the constitution was rushed through and paves the way for islamic law. >>> mexico has a new president, enrique pena nieto took the oath of office before the country's congress. his inauguration returned the institutional revolutionary party to power 12 years after being turned out of office. that doesn't sit well with mexicans who accuse it of buying the election. hundreds clashed with police outside congress. >>> north korea is going to try again. they want to take another stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, to place a satellite into orbit. this is all coming from north korea state run media. the rocket will be similar to this one. the planned launch, the window is between december 10th and 22nd. u.s. state department is not hap
for anybody. it means that some of the doctors may not get the payments. if it means folks in the defense industry are not getting their paychecks, that's not good for anybody. the other issue critically important has to do with the lack of certainty on the part of the business community. one of the things that we over and over again from people in the business world, let us know what the ground rules are so we can plan to invest, we can plan to hire. as long as it's uncertain, it's less likely they're doing those critically important things. >> governor, thank you so much for your time. up next, how democrats -- have they found someone to take on mish mcconnell in 2014? look at the screen. there's a new report indicating that actress ashley judd is seriously exploring the idea. it's one of the things we thought you should know. that's quite a face-off. the nypd still searching for a man accused of pushing another man to his death on the subway tracks. former fbi profiler clint mansant will join us to talk about the investigation and the people that were there that took pictures as this a
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bears defensive tackle tank johnson. in 2008 former new york giants wide receiver plaxico burress accidentally shot himself in the leg with his own gun at a nightclub. in 2009 retired star quarterback steve mcnair was shot to death by his mistress in a murder-suicide. after the jovan belcher murder-suicide, bob costas set off a bis of a controversy when he decided to address the issue of gun control during an nfl broadcast. >> if jovan belcher didn't possess a gun, he and kasandra perkins would both be alive today. >> why do athletes love guns? the reality is this is a gun culture. lots of people own guns. >> reporter: he says the issue of guns and athletes is about youth, money, and perceived power. >> the problem is that many don't outgrow their power, a new national pastime has some very deep seated issues. >> reporter: the league has had a strict gun policy in place since 1996 that prohibits players from bringing guns to any facility or event affiliated with the league. but that was not enough to stop a tragedy in kansas city this past weekend. for "cbs
a little over three weeks. those increases coupled with spending cuts in vital programs including defense, health care and housing assistance are being called the fiscal cliff. the only way to i void it is for president obama and congress to make a deal, cutting spending and raising revenue. adding to the sense of urgency. news that 350,000 people simply gave up looking for work in the month of november. and while that drove the unemployment rate down to 7.7%, the fiscal cuts and tax hikes are expected to dramatically slow job creation and increase unemployment possibly plunging the economy back into a recession. let's go to dana joining us from capitol hill. the latest negotiations don't seem to be going anywhere. >> they sure don't. the house speaker ended the week by calling it a wasted week. he only had one phone call with the president of the united states and he said it was just, "more of the same." now counter offer to what the republicans put out during the week which was $800 billion in new tax revenue. so there's certainly a lot of frustration. particularly right now on the side
defense secretary leon panetta says the most recent intelligence raises, his words, serious concerns. >> the whole world is watching. the whole world is watching very closely and the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences, there will be consequences if the assad regime makes a terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons on their own people. >> earlier today, leon panetta. we'll have a report from the pentagon on syria in a moment. >>> first, shock waves in washington. a powerful republican senator suddenly calling it quits. south carolina senator jim demint will step down december 31st to lead the heritage foundation. it's a powerful conservative think tank in washington. demint says he can be more effective outside the senate. >> a lot of my role in the senate has been stopping bad things and saying no to bad things. but we need to do more than that and tell americans what we're for. one of the mistakes i think the republican party made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without sharing with america bold reform ideas
at the washington institute for mere east policy and the former middle east adviser to secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. heather: you were there just prior to morsi's power grab. what was the mood then and did you see this coming? >> i think the brotherhood was very confident and morsi took the opportunity of course after the hamas negotiations of doing this. and i think he thought that he had it in the bag. the people were -- the liberals, the so-called liberals i think were upset, but there was no sign that they were going to actually unify and this really pushed it over the edge. heather: so they have banded together. what about the role of the military, in terms of morsi? the military backed the previous president hosni mubarak. on thursday they intervened for the first time in these latest clashes. what is their role with morsi. >> i think they've cut a deal with mors, i. he's going to exercise authority over the military but by and large let them have their role in the economy, the independence in determining their budget, et cetera for t
the president is dealing with one of many pressing issues. he's about to speak at the national defense university on efforts to secure nuclear weapons. and as the president faces security demands on the global stage, he's proving as tough a negotiator as republicans have ever seen on the fast approaching fiscal cliff. in the last hour house republicans presented a counteroffer to the president's plan including $800 billion in savings through tax reform with no tax rate hikes. john boehner blasting the president's, quote, la la land offer. that just moments after the president took his plan to the people answering questions about the fiscal cliff on twitter, and with less than a month to go, the white house dispatched treasury secretary tim geithner to five sunday talk shows to declare tax rates on the wealthy are going up one way or another. >> if the republicans say, sorry, no way are we going to raise rates on the wealthy. you guys are willing to go off the fiscal cliff? >> it republicans are not willing to let rates go back up, and we think they should go back to the clinton levels,
of that. one thing they could do is strike down the federal law, the defense of marriage act, which says for federal purposes, tax benefits, access to people in hospitals, marriage is only between a man and a woman. they could just strike down that one and leave the rest up to the states. >> there's a whole range they could do. are the justices in any way influenced by the changing public opinion on this issue? we've seen a dramatic shift in favor of gay marriage. >> reporter: that's the most interesting question in this case, dan. ten years ago, the supreme court would have decided this one way, probably unanimously or close to that. ten years from now, it will go the other direction. we're right at the hinge of history on this issue. does the supreme court crystallize what seems to be this emerging consensus, as you point out? or as conservatives should do, yelling stop. the court has this really interesting moment in which to decide one of the most controversial issues we are discussing today. >> at the hinge of history. a lovely phrase. terry moran, anchor of "nightline," who anchore
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nato to bolster their air defenses. that would include these patriot missiles, but there are several steps. number one, right now there's a site survey going on. where would these batteries go in? how many would they -- there be? how long should they stay? then, also, the countries that supply them and that could be germany, the netherlands. they come, of course, from u.s. manufacturers, but the nations involved would have to decide and sign off on that, and this official was saying it could be at least a matter of weeks, but this is certainly something that the united states does look positively on. >> all right, jill. thanks so much. jill dougherty there in brussels with the secretary. now, we are seeing new evidence today, meanwhile, of how turkey is being drawn into the civil war in neighboring syria or the potential. have a look at this. that's the view a little earlier from the turkish side of the border, as syrian war planes bombed not for the first time, the town that is literally just across the border that separates the two countries. ivan watson joining us now from istanbu
says discriminates against couples like her and thea. the defense of marriage act, which defines marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. the justices will also decide whether states have the power to ban gay marriage. and 30 states have laws that do just that. it's been a breathtaking year of change on the issue. president obama, in a switch from 2008, announced his support for gay marriage in a may interview with abc's robin roberts. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: on election day last month, voters approved gay marriage at the ballot box for the first time, after dozens of defeats, when maine, maryland and washington state legalized it. but now, it all comes down to the nine justices of the supreme court, and they are generally conservative on social issues, though they're closely divided. for opponents of gay marriage, the very fabric of our society is at stake. >> the fundamental reason why marriage is treated as a public institution rather t
defensive marriage act that denies some benefits to legally married same sex couples. do gays have the same constitutional rights as hetero sexuals to get married. cbs 5's juliette goodrich speaks to the couple at the head of this issue. >> she texted me omg granted. then she called me and we just started crying. we were on the phone for a few minutes. we couldn't talk. >> chris perry and sandy steer are cautiously optimistic they will get the legal recognition, benefits and protection of marriage. they say it's been a long time waiting. >> in real life it doesn't feel fast at all. we've been really patient and waited a long time to hear when the final leg of this race would be and now we know. >> just as hetero sexual marriages were taking place at city hall, city attorney dennis herrera and activist held a news conference nearby on a case that's now in the hands of the supreme court. >> so, we are gratified and look forward to making our argument before the united states supreme court about why proposition 8 needs to be struck down. >> but the protect marriage coalition is confident the s
. >> reporter: secretary clinton said the missile shield will only be used for defensive purposes. nato did not discuss a no fly zone or safe haven to protect syrians. for "cbs this morning," margaret brennan, nato headquarters, brussels. >>> in an interview on tuesday, i asked former defense secretary robert gates about the worsening situation in syria and the possibility of the government using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> what should we do in syria if they attempt to move the chemical weapons? >> well, i think that based on what the president has said, we would have no alternative to some kind of military response. and then there are a range of possibilities, but i think -- the one thing about when -- we use this expression more than once. when the president of the united states cocks the pistol, he better be ready to fire it. so a warning of that kind must have consequences if something happens with those chemical weapons. but he has a wide range, i think, of options in that event. >> based on everything you know about this president, is he prepared? >> oh, yeah. no, i think
of it is going there. 20% is going to defense. discretionary spending is 13% and 7% the interest we are paying on our debt. that's also mandatory and we have to make good on our debt. >> which is why anybody serious about the debt says you have to look at entitlements based on that. where are the areas for compromise? >> so when you look at where they're talking about cutting spending, it's in the discretionary category. $600 billion in dissectionry spending is what's on the table right now. you start looking at social security and medicare, one of the ideas for compromise that's been on the table is increasing that age. the availability begins at 65. if you were to increase it to 67 about $250 billion in savings. also if you look at medicare cost sharing -- this is from the provider. if you go back to the providers who provide medicare and say to them we need you to come around and provide, pony up a little bit of the money, you can save $353 billion. also, social security. right now there's a cost of living increase built into social security. a lot of economists say t
and they are led to believe by police they did t we're starting to see a lot of this come out. not just the defense bar is learning from this but the detectives are learning from it, too. >> thank you, john. have a good weekend. >> you, too. >> you can see the full report on false confessions this sunday on cbs. >>> johnny football has taken the college game by storm. we'll look at johnny manzell's amazing freshman season which could land him the heisman trophy and a spot in the history books. ♪ ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a sup
% is going to defense. discretionary spending about 13% then the 7% interest which is the interest that we are paying on our debt. that's also mandatory. we have to make good on our debt. >> which is why anybody serious about the debt says you have to look at entitlements. based 0en that. where are the areas for compromise? >> so when you look at where they're talking about cutting spending, it's in the discretionary category. about $600 billion in discretionary spending is on the table now. when you actually look at the programs like social security and medicare, one of the ideas for compromise that's been on the table is increasing that age. the availability of medicare begins at 65. if you were to increase it to 67, about $250 billion in savings. also, if you look at medicare cost sharing. this is from the provider. if you go back to the providers to provide medicare and say to them, we need you to come around and provide, pony up a little bit of the money, you can save $350 billion, and also social security. right now a cost of living increase, built into social security, and a lot of
up for secretary of state, putting john kerry up for defense? that's an easy nomination to make. you know, raising -- >> boy, would that be a bad idea. >> -- raising the contention level. they don't like susan rice. they don't like our tax proposals. they don't like our budget compromises. they're against everything. >> well, politically, it would be a tough pill for the gop. i mean, they'd be slammed on a number of fronts, you know. you've got the optics of the party going against a susan rice and all that the crazy, you know, conversation around her has led to. you'd have, then, the serious conversation on the budget and again the party of no mantra would begin to surface or resurface. so i think as a political play, yeah. the president could go all in and put all of that on the table. but i think the seignanesaner h would prevail. they don't want to complicate this too much. they don't want to make it much more difficult for them to get the bargain on both fronts. they would like to have their rice and their cake. and the fact -- the fact of the matter is that the president is goi
challenge the defense of marriage act. doma is known as the 1996 law enacted by president clinton that ordered the federal government to recognize only marriages between a man and woman. in the intervene years since clinton passed the law, american attitudes have shifted. 2012 set to go down as one of the most successful years ever for the gay right movement. marriage equality advocates won at the ballot box when maine, maryland and washington voted to join six other states and district of columbia in permitting same-sex marriage and the year that president obama became the first sitting president to publicly endorse gay marriage, a powerful sign that once politically sensitive issue has moved firmly into the mainstream. frank, you have, i thought, an incredibly moving and compelling op-ed in "the new york times" talking about doma and the thing that struck me is how far the country has come in a relatively short period of time. just because i was interested in comparing it to interracial marriage, in 1958, gallup showed that 4% of the country approved of interracial marriage. by
, we haven't talked about the defense cuts that go into effect on january 1, which is truly massive. those have a negative effect on the sector exposed to it and jobs there. >> really quickly now. i love having you on because you have the ability to simplify fairly complex questions. i'm going to give you one here. republicans generalliy argue tht raising taxes will hurt the economy. is there any clear indication there will be job losses if tax rates go up 2, 3 percentage points. >> no matter how editorials you read arguing that case, there's no clear-cut evidence there's any clear-cut connection between marginally higher rates or lower growth over the past 50, 60 years. >> the correlation is not definitive? >> yes. >> zachary, thank you so mesh. blake, always a pleasure. lori, thanks to you in d.c. as well. >>> coming up a deadly development in london after the prank phone call to the hospital where the duchess of cambridge was treated. the nurse initially duped by the hoax is found dead. new reaction from the palace next. plus, a new report reveals how much money was spent on the
bowen with our bbc partners is there and reports assad's forces are waging a fierce defense. >> throughout the day and after dark when i am speaking to you, there are quite steady explosions of shell fire, outgoing artillery fire, going into the -- the suburbs around the center of the city where i am. >> reporter: residents are caught in a worsening cross fire. >> people who come from areas that are being shelled, they are on the street. many children. some times you see them crying. old people are sleeping on the ground. >> reporter: but nothing in this horrific war has gotten the attention of u.s. officials more than this chemical weapons threat. >> thee reports may mean that the united states and our allies are facing the prospect of an imminent use of weapons of mass destruction in syria. and this may be the last warning we get. >> plenty for all sort of contingencies is well under way. but military action would not be easy. it could take upward of 75,000 troops to secure those chemical weapons which no one is eager to provide. but president obama has warned that using t
it claims is the drone, and says the aircraft was collecting data in iranian air space. but, a u.s. defense official tells cnn that the navy has accounted for all of its drones, and that whatever iran claims to have, it is not an actively operating american drone. >>> the head of the cdc warns that all the signs are pointing to a bad flu season this year. cdc director dr. thomas friedan is advising all americans over the age of 6 months to get vac continuated. he says the flu arrived early this year but the vaccine is an excellent tool to fight it. soledad, i did not, and i never do. but i may this year. >> really? >> i don't. >> why not? >> because i get sick every year. so i don't bother. >> think about that for a moment. it's so easy. >> i got it one year and i got sick and so i thought, well -- >> it's very scientific. >> i think everybody in my little world, get a flu shot. >> listen to them. >> let's talk about prince william. he's back at a london hospital this morning with his wife catherine. they are expecting their first child, and catherine is being treated for symptoms of very s
has just passed its version of a defense bill. it's a $631 billion measure. it calls for a quicker withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan and tougher sanctions on iran. it would also give military personnel a 1.7% raise. that vote was 98-0. unanimous. the senate and house must work out a compromise. >>> now we turn to egypt where tv stations are expected to go dark today in protest over the president's recent power grab. tensions are still simmering as thousands of demonstrators have taken their anger back to tahrir square. abc's alex marquardt reports. >> reporter: they came by the tens of thousands, hurling stones, pulling down barricades, riot police fired volumes of tear gas and retreated. as the masses grew, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever since the revolution that captivated the world, egypt has struggled on the road to democracy. two weeks ago president morsi gave himself unchecked powers he says to put egypt on a democratic path. there was outrage on tahrir square. we were there. no one here believes morsi when he says the powers are just temporary. they
over the cliff is okay, because liberals say, you know what, we get those defense cuts we wouldn't get otherwise, and they believe the public would not like to see that, and i think at some point, wolf, you have to say, i don't know when it is, but at some point the president and his people as dana bash was just talking about, need to get to the negotiating table. let's be fair to the house speaker. he put a plan on the table that included revenues, substantial revenues, not raising the rates, i mean, that's the big problem. but he did do that -- lots of outside conservative groups are now railing against him. but he did put something on the table that was a serious plan, and the white house is not dealing with him on it, so the president has leverage, but at a certain point they all have to behave like grown-ups. >> newt gingrich knows something about going eyeball to eyeball with a democratic president. that happened in the '90s with billi bill clinton. listen to what he says about the fiscal cliff? >> i think no deal is better than a bad deal. i think going off this cliff is less da
, whether the white house wants to challenge this or not, or leave it to the ever popular defense of states rights. we'll see. >> licensed growers. >> that's it. doing it in california medically for a couple years. so, yes, we hope it is made and grown here in america. >> made in the usa. made in america. >> good stuff. >>> all right. well, coming up next, can we take angelina jolie's big career decision seriously? >>> and how rihanna plans to enhance her career. it's all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a priv
. when the president talked about cutting spending, when they talk about defense spending what happens? they attack him. for the entire campaign all we heard about was how obama wanted to cut medicare. so which is it? i it he cut too much or he doesn't cut anything? and where is there offer? if they say they are the party of cutting spending stop talking about the democrats, make an offer. >> mitch mcconnell is out there every single day saying these are the entitlement changes that i think make sense and would get us to a deal. raising the retirement age, dealing with change the inflation formula so the programs aren't spending so much out over time. if president obama is interested in reforming entitlements which he says he is but he never specifies what it would be. all he has to do is call up mitch mcconnell and say i think these are good ideas, let's sit down and they would happen. republicans would take those immediately. >> that's how you think republicans should lead, they should wait for a call from the president? not go on tv but make an actual offer? >> specific changes on e
eiglarsh who's a former prosecutor, now defense attorney. both in new york. mark, let me start with you on this, on whether this psychiatrist who, you know, according to reports was told by holmes he wanted to kill a lot of people to the point where she violated the privilege to go contact the cops should have done more. >> megyn, i'm not ready to hang anybody yet until i know what really the facts are. we can play with your introductory facts and say those are the facts, and we can play hypothetical. but i'd want to know from her -- which i have yet to hear or see any e-mails that say he told me he wanted to kill hundreds of people now, immediately, in the future -- megyn: mark, if it's at the point where she calls the campus police and violates patient confidentiality, she clearly thinks it's imminent. >> i agree. but then the question is why didn't they, authorities, deem it to be a significant enough risk to do something? that's apparently what took place. so it depends on the words that were told to her. she might have passed it along because she thought, all right, maybe -- and th
, on reforming those systems to save medicare and medicaid, social security, cutting defense, reforming the taxes, then do not meet -- if he doesn't want to meet halfway, but i've got to tell you, i am heartened with what i saw in the president's tone yesterday. i loved hearing him tell a group of americans yesterday, hey, we're going to get this thing done. i feel good about it. i love that he agreed to sit down with john boehner one on one. richard, you've done negotiations on all levels. i really liked the tone the president was sending. and by the way, i felt like charles krauthammer did a couple of days ago. because the president seemed to be saying -- and you've said it, too, along with geithner -- we won. the other side's going to cave. the president's changing his tone, and i think that is great not only for the american people, i think it's great for the president. >> i think you're right. there's a sense that people have once again remembered the basic rule of negotiation. in a funny sort of way, you've got to help the guy you're negotiating with because you need a partner to succeed. y
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